Emerson, Joseph, Dismuke and Smith-Jenkins to Compete at NCAA Championship
NCAA Qualifier (400m) UConn Record Holder (400m) - Indoor/Outdoor UConn Record Holder (300m) - Indoor USA Junior National Championship Finalist 3x BIG EAST Champion (400m) - Indoor ECAC Champion (400m, 4x400) - Indoor 2x New England Champion (400m) - Indoor New England Champion (200m) - Indoor
2008-09: Indoor: NCAA Qualifier and BIG EAST Champion... competed in the 400m dash at the 2009 NCAA Indoor Championship in College Station, Texas ... broke the record in the 400m with a time of 53.57 at the BIG EAST Championship... BIG EAST Champion... New England Champion in the 200m... ran her second best time of the season at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational (54.03)... took second place at the New England Championship (54.04)...first place at Army and BU Terrier Invites in the 400m (54.99) ... also set a new indoor school record for the 300m dash. Outdoor: NCAA East Regional, Big East and ECAC Qualifier (200m/400m)... broke the school record in the 400m with a 53.99 second place finish at the BIG EAST Championship... finished third at the BIG EAST Championship in the 200m (23.96) ... both times qualified her for the NCAA East Regional Championship... won the 200m (24.23) and 400m at the UConn Select Invite... part of the 4x200 relay that set a new school record at the Penn Relays (1:34.90) ... the 4x200 took first place at Sea Ray Relays ... won both the 200m & 400m at the UConn Alumni Invite ... BIG EAST All-Academic Team member.
2007-08: Indoor: BIG EAST, New England and ECAC Champion in the 400m...recorded a season best time of 54.08 in the New England Championship with a first place finish which was a NCAA provisional qualifying time...first place finish at the Crowell Invite...won the 400m at the Alden and Sorlein Invites... took second in both meets in the 200. Outdoor: NCAA East Regional Qualifier, BIG EAST and ECAC Qualifier in the 400m and 200m... finished in sixth place at the BIG EAST Championship in the 200m while finishing fourth in the 400m... had a season best finish in the 200m with a second place honor at 23.72 at the UConn Invite...a member of the new school record holding 4x200m relay (1:35.22) in the Championship of America section at the Penn Relays.
2006-07: Indoor: BIG EAST Champion in the 400m with a time of 54.04, breaking her own school record and a NCAA Provisional time...New England Champion in the 400m with a time of 54.80... runner-up in the 400m at the ECAC Championships with a NCAA Provisonal time of 54.36... part of the ECAC Champion 4x400 relay that finished with a time of 3:41.72... member of the 4x400m that took first and broke the New England Championship record with a time of 3:48.25... broke a 15-year old school record in the 400m dash with a time of 55.52 to take first at the Great Dane Classic... runner-up in the 400m dash and finished third in the 200m dash at the Penn State Open... won the 400m dash at the Black Knight Invite.. won the 400m at the St. Valentine Invite in a new school record time of 54.72 and was a part of the 4x400 relay that took first with a new school record of 3:44.02... named ECAC Track Athlete of the Week after her performance at the St. Valentine Invite... Outdoor: Runner-up in the 400m at Brown.
2005-06: Indoor: Placed fifth in the 400 at the ECAC Championship in a time of 55.96, second-best all-time...member of the 4x400 relay that took second place at the BIG EAST Championship in 3:44.73...part of the 4x200 relay that set a new school record in a time of 1:36.23 at the Penn Relays...won the 400m at the Army. Outdoor: Ran a season best time of 55.11 in the 400m to take 8th at the USA Jr. National Championship...Member of the winning 4x400 relay team at the New England Championship and also took home the 400m title... won the 400m in a time of 56.11 at the Brown Invite.
High School: State and New England Champion in the long jump and 400m ...State champion in the 55-meter dash...holds the school record in the 100 (11.93), the 200 (25.3), and 400 (55.99)... an honor roll student.
Personal: Mandela Nyonda Graves-Fulgham... a human development and family studies major... born March 3, 1987.